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Credentialling of Stage 6 Life Skills courses

ACE 7010

Last Updated: 4 December 2017

Students who satisfactorily complete a Stage 6 Life Skills course will have the course reported on their Higher School Certificate (HSC) credentials, or, if students leave before completing their HSC on the Record of School Achievement credentials. Stage 6 Life Skills courses are reported with the notation ‘Refer to Profile of Student Achievement’. The Profile of Student Achievement is a cumulative record of the student’s achievement of Life Skills outcomes for any course satisfactorily completed in Stage 5, Year 11 or Year 12.

Schools submit information on Schools Online regarding outcomes that have been achieved, either independently or with support, for all students undertaking Stage 6 Life Skills courses at the time of collection of Preliminary grades or HSC assessment marks.

Outcomes achieved in School Developed Board Endorsed Life Skills courses will not be reported on the Profile of Student Achievement.

Students will receive the HSC Profile of Student Achievement together with any other HSC credentials being awarded.

Students who leave school prior to gaining the HSC will receive the Profile of Student Achievement in conjunction with the award of the RoSA or Transcript of Study. Students not eligible to be awarded a RoSA can access a Transcript of Study through Schools Online.